Finish

  1. Waterlox Original Satin Finish, Quart
    Waterlox Original Satin Finish, Quart
    A unique blend of tung oil and resin that showcases the natural beauty of wood, providing lasting, durable protection without a plastic appearance.
  2. Safer for you AND the environment!
    Vermont Natural Coatings Poly Whey-Quart
    8 Review(s)
    Unique whey formula and low-VOC content mean healthier air quality, and exceptional cured hardness means a durable finish. Quart size.

    Starting at: From $35.99

  3. Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, 250g
    New
    Liberon Blonde Dewaxed Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Transparent in color-ideal for lighter colored woods.
  4. Violin Varnish
    Violin Varnish
    Elasticity and resonance make this an ideal finish for musical instruments.
  5. Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish, Quart
    Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish, Quart
    3 Review(s)
    Showcases the natural beauty of wood while providing premium protection.
  6. Man O' War Spar Varnish
    Man O' War Spar Varnish
    2 Review(s)
    A marine-grade varnish formulated to stand up to weather and waves.

    Starting at: From $31.49

  7. 59949 - Clear
    Liberon Black Bison Fine Paste Wax
    7 Review(s)

    A venerable non-toxic wax that works well as a protective finish on bare wood and as an extra barrier against damage from water, heat and alcohol on finished furniture.

    Starting at: From $29.99

  8. Purified Beeswax
    Purified Beeswax
    A higher grade of beeswax that's ideal for making your own furniture polish, lubricating drawer runners, making candles and more.
  9. French Polish doesn�t have to wear you out, this blend gives high-quality results in just 3-4 coats.
    Liberon Easy French Polish
    Get the gloss without the grief. This shellac and resin blended polish brushes on for quick buildup and great results with just 3 to 4 easy coats!
  10. Liberon Burnishing Cream, 8 oz.
    Liberon Burnishing Cream
    2 Review(s)
    Clean and rejuvenate highly polished surfaces such as those finished with French polishes, lacquers and varnishes.
  11. Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish
    Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish
    4 Review(s)
    A clear, fast-drying protective topcoat that's perfect for furniture, trim, doors, cabinets and paneling. Available in Semi-Gloss and Satin.

    Starting at: From $25.49

  12. Brush or spray - it's your choice!
    Deft® Waterborne Clear Wood Finish
    1 Review(s)
    The performance of lacquer in a quick-drying water-based acrylic formula.
  13. Behlen Rockhard™ Table Top Varnish, Quart, Satin Finish (B603-28406)
    Behlen Rockhard™ Table Top Varnish, Quart, Satin Finish (B603-28406)
    2 Review(s)
    Get a tough, hard satin finish that offers maximum resistance to water, alcohol, food stains, chemicals, detergents and other damaging liquids.
  14. Behlen Rockhard™ Table Top Varnish, Quart, Gloss Finish (B603-28806)
    Behlen Rockhard™ Table Top Varnish, Quart, Gloss Finish (B603-28806)
    2 Review(s)
    For a tough, hard gloss finish that offers maximum resistance to water, alcohol, food stains, chemicals, detergents and other damaging liquids.
  15. Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    New
    Liberon Lemon Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a pale gold tone.
  16. Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes, 250g
    New
    Liberon Garnet Shellac Flakes, 250g
    Produces a gorgeous French polish with a dark brown tone.
  17. Lacquer Blush Retarder
    Lacquer Blush Retarder
    Add to lacquer when humidity is 50% or higher to help prevent a hazy finish.
  18. Keep outdoor wood projects looking good for longer!
    General Finishes Exterior 450 Water-Based Varnish-Satin
    A tough, clear satin finish that will reduce fading and greatly lengthen the life of any exterior wood.

    Starting at: From $23.49

  19. Keep outdoor wood projects looking good for longer!
    General Finishes Exterior 450 Water-Based Varnish-Gloss
    A tough, clear high-gloss finish that will reduce fading and greatly lengthen the life of any exterior wood.

    Starting at: From $23.49

  20. Developed for preserving fine art, Renaissance Wax is safe for use on virtually any surface � even paper.
    Renaissance Micro-Crystalline Wax Polish
    11 Review(s)
    Polish, protect and restore just about any surface with this hard-drying wax developed by the British Museum for fine-art conservation.
  21. Comes in a Quart can
    Enduro Sanding Sealer
    Improve water and chemical resistance with this clear, sandable foundation formulated for use under any Enduro topcoat.
  22. Protect exterior wood in any climate, season after season.
    General Finishes Exterior 450 Varnish
    1 Review(s)
    A tough, clear semi-gloss finish that will reduce fading and greatly lengthen the life of any exterior wood.

    Starting at: From $22.99

  23. Minwax® Tung Oil Finish
    Minwax® Tung Oil Finish
    6 Review(s)
    An easy-to-apply hand-rubbed finish that goes on in minutes.
  24. Liberon Finishing Oil
    Liberon Finishing Oil
    3 Review(s)
    An easy, durable, non-toxic oil finish that produces a beautiful matte/satin sheen.

    Starting at: From $21.99

Choosing the right finish: Questions to ask

What kind of wear will the finished object be subjected to?

What final appearance do you want? Clear or slightly amber? High gloss or satin sheen?

How much ventilation is available where the finish will be applied? Will the finish regularly come in contact with food?

Some common types of finishes

Oils: Easy to apply wiping or brushing, these finishes deepen and enhance the wood's natural color but don't provide a lot of protection. Damaged spots can be repaired easily with simple reapplication. Best used on low-wear surfaces.
Oil-based polyurethanes/varnishes: These finishes can be applied by wiping, brushing or spraying and offer a durable, protective surface. Generally have slight amber cast. Good ventilation, solvent clean-up required. Repairs require sanding and recoating. Good for moderate- to high-wear surfaces.
Water-based polyurethanes/varnishes: Also can be applied by wiping, brushing or spraying for a durable, protective surface. Generally dry clear, without amber cast. Low odor and water clean-up. Repairs require sanding and recoating. Good for moderate- to high-wear surfaces.
Lacquer: Usually applied by spraying, lacquer quickly dries to a hard finish that can be polished to a high gloss and offers good protection against water damage and stains. Damage can be repaired easily. Good ventilation, solvent clean-up required. A good choice for surfaces that will see moderate wear.
Shellac: A natural product that's non-toxic when dry, it can be applied by wiping, brushing or spraying and provides decent surface protection. Damaged spots can be repaired easily with simple reapplication. Often used as a seal coat. Best for low- to moderate-wear surfaces.

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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